Subject: Toxic milkweed cricket or not?
Geographic location of the bug: KwaZulu Natal South Africa
Time: 12:47 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Confirmation it’s a Toxic milkweed cricket and is it a female (big one) and two males (smaller ones)
How you want your letter signed: Bill
These are indeed mating Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers in the family Pyrgomorphidae and we believe the species is Phymateus leprosus. Females are the larger individuals in the species.